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CITB Funding

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) plays a vital role in supporting the development of skills within the construction sector. One of its key mechanisms for achieving this is through funding and grant initiatives aimed at assisting construction employers in training their workforce.

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Funding Guide for micro-sized and small construction businesses

No matter the size of your business, CITB's Skills and Training Fund provides funding opportunities of up to £10,000 for investing in training initiatives. This fund offers extra incentives for accessing CITB grant-eligible training, catering to a range of activities. It enables customisation of construction or leadership and management training programmes to suit specific business needs and staff requirements.

 

This support equips businesses to enhance efficiency, seize growth opportunities, and motivate their teams, so that companies will be prepared for any future challenges.

You’ll be eligible to apply if:

  • You have up to 99 directly employed staff (in addition to yourself/the business owner)

  • You are a CITB-registered employer and up to date with your Levy Returns

  • Any previous project paid for by the Fund has been signed off as complete.

 

How much can you apply for?

You can apply for funding related to how many direct employees you have:

  • Employers with CIS only (no PAYE) can receive up to £2,500

  • Employers with 1 to 49 directly employed staff can receive up to £5,000

  • Employers with 50 to 74 directly employed staff can receive up to £7,500

  • Employers with 75 to 99 directly employed staff can receive up to £10,000

 

You can apply twice in 1 Year but can only have 1 live project at a time.

The Skills and Training team will review and score all applications at the end of each submission window, with a final decision sent via email.

Funding Guide for medium-sized construction businesses

CITB extends its support to medium-sized businesses by providing funding of up to £25,000 to enhance the skills of your workforce. This funding can be allocated towards training in leadership, management, or construction-related areas.

Through this investment in training, employees can acquire new skills, optimising efficiencies and driving continued growth in business revenue, through a growing and determined team.

You’ll be eligible to apply if:

  • You have between 100 and 250 directly employed staff on your payroll

  • You are a CITB-registered employer and up to date with your Levy Returns

  • Any previous project paid for by the Fund has been signed off as complete

How much can you apply for?

  • Employers with between 100 and 149 directly employed staff can receive up to £15,000

  • Employers with between 150 and 199 directly employed staff can receive up to £20,000

  • Employers with between 200 and 250 directly employed staff can receive up to £25,000

You can apply twice in 1 Year but can only have 1 live project at a time.

 

The Skills and Training team will review and score all applications at the end of each submission window, with a final decision sent via email.

For more information on how the CITB Funding can benefit you, visit the Official CITB Website today.

CITB Grant Scheme

CITB offers grants to construction industry employers who invest in training for their employees. These grants contribute to upholding industry standards by ensuring that individuals are gaining the right essential skills necessary for the industry to succeed.

 

All employers registered with CITB can apply for a grant. They are available to employers of all sizes, whether you pay a levy to CITB.​

Below is a summary of which grants can be available for you:

Apprenticeships

You can apply for £2,500 per year for attendance and £3,500 for achievement.

Long Qualifications

You can request £1,125 annually for attendance (up to 6 years) and £1,875 for achievements of higher-level qualifications such as degrees, HNCs, and HNDs that require more than a year to finish.

Short Qualifications

You have the option to apply for funding ranging from £300 to £1,500 for the attainment of qualifications at Level 2 and beyond, which can be completed in less than a year. These include certifications such as NVQs, Diplomas, and the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Safety and Health.

Short Courses

You can apply for a grant for the achievement of short courses which last from 3 hours to 29 days and are focused on teaching core construction skills.

Grant rates for these courses are based on several factors such as duration, intensity, and practical content.

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For further information on how The CITB Grant Scheme can benefit you, please visit the Official CITB Website today.

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